Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A birthday card to share!

So, as it happens, I haven't scrapped in a month again. My December Daily sits forlornly on my desktop, neglected. I have yet to start this year's Project Life, so another New Year's resolution broken. But, I did manage to eek out a birthday card for my father-in-law!

I decided to share it here because I love the way it turned out and I used lots of old supplies and tools! The paper and stickers are 15-year-old American Traditional Designs. The cardstock is old Die Cuts With A View that I ran through my dusty Cuttlebug. I accented the balloon stickers with some old Close To My Heart dimensional glaze and then added a couple newer touches - the Pebbles rub-on sentiment and the Jillibean Soup enamel stars. And all done!

Hoping I find a way to carve out some scrapping time once again! Until then, Happy March!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Project Life 2016: Week 8

Welcome to Project Life 2016 Week 8! This was a fun week to scrap because of the variety of our week. My mom came to visit, we had a birth in the extended family  and we got a little time out of the house.

Here's a look at the left side. I tried to get some "everyday photos" this week like the shot of my Costco shopping cart and my feet propped up in front of the TV. I also love when I have memorabilia I can include in my albums like Liam's swim lesson participation certificate.

Now for the right side. We got an email from our cousin-in-law that his son was born. So, I took the text from his email and overlaid it with the snapshot he'd included. It's hard to see here, but in the upper right photo, I accented all the plastic bug toys Liam had scattered about with black liquid pearls to give them some fun dimension in the photo.

I'm hoping to have my December Daily finished within the next week to share with you all next...and also the first couple weeks of Project Life 2017!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Project Life 2016: Week 7

I'm still forever playing catchup on Porject Life and still loving it! I even got myself all my supplies for 2017 even though I still have four past years to finish! I figure it'll all come together one day!

Today I am sharing my 2016 Week 7 spread. This was the week of Valentine's Day so I used lots of hearts and love-related embellishments throughout. 

Here's the left side of the spread. I love the rainbow burst filler card in the High Five kit so I decided to use it here accented with sequins. The photo in the upper left is Liam and his preschool classmates playing in a huge puddle; I love that his preschool sends us photos of his day so I am able to include them in my albums!

Now for the right side. I love teal and red together so I really enjoyed adding the heart border overlay to the photo in the upper left and mounting it on the teal XOXO card from the High Five kit. It's a perfect combination! I then accented a few XOXOs on the card with liquid pearls.

I also included a 6x12 envelope insert this week to hold Liam's valentines. I love including memorabilia like this in all my scrapbooks.

2016 Week 8 will be coming soon! Thanks for stopping by today!